Legal Reaction; brief, non-overt gesture Legal Reaction; brief, non-overt gesture Legal Reaction; brief, non-overt gesture
This is an example of a permissible reaction under the “Respect for the Game” guidelines. Players can react to calls with which they disagree, provided the reaction is not overly demonstrative, disrespectful or prolonged. On this play, following the turnover, the player in the blue uniform reacts in an acceptable manner towards the official. He was not overly demonstrative and his reaction ended immediately. This type of reaction by itself will not be penalized.